K'shek (world)

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K'shek/Sath (Far Home 2737)
Classic Era (1115)
StarportD Poor: No Construction, Minor Repair, Unrefined fuel
Size7 Medium (11,200 km, 0.70g - 0.94g)
Atmosphere9 Dense (tainted)
Hydrographics6 Wet World 60%
Population8 Moderate (800 million)
Government7 Balkanization
Law6 Moderate Law (no firearms except shotguns)
Tech Level4 Industrial (combustion)
See also UWP
System Details
Primary A1 V M6 VI BD
Planetoid Belts 3
Gas Giants 0
Jump map from Travellermap.com [1]

K'shek is a pre-agricultural, pre-Industrial, moderate population world with over a hundred million, but not yet at a billion sophonts in population size.

  • It requires significant imports of outside technology to maintain a modern, star-faring society.
  • Its economy and population are growing and living conditions are expected to slowly improve barring outside forces.
  • It is a member of the Sath Alliance in the Sath Subsector of Far Home Sector.
  • Warning: Humans are not welcome within the Sath Alliance. Those few humans that venture into its territory are generally met with a hostile reception and are closely monitored at all times.

Astrography and Planetology[edit]

This star system is detailed using the Fringian Variant System Description.

Trinary Solar System[edit]

K'shek Trinary Star System
Star Name Hierarchy Color Classification Remarks
K'shek Primary Primary White A1 V None
K'shek Companion Secondary Red M6 VI 0.89 AU from primary
K'shek Far Companion Tertiary Brown Dwarf BD 1700 AU from primary

System Data[edit]

Kh'isaa-Kshek System[edit]

The primary is Kh'isaa, a hot blue-white main sequence star. It has a luminosity of 75.2 Sols, a mass of 3.22 Sols, and a diameter of 4.063 million km. The inner system consists of (I) a dense stony planetoid belt, and (II) a vacuum worldlet. Orbital positions (III) through (VI) are unavailable due to the presence of the companion star. (VII) K'shek orbits within the habitable zone and is designated the mainworld. (VIII) a trace hospitable world, (IX) an exotic atmosphere radworld, (X) a trace atmosphere iceworld, and (XI) a vacuum iceworld form the outer system. Many of the worlds retain satellites.

Is'shka Subsystem[edit]

The companion is Is'shka, a dim red subdwarf star that orbits Kh'isaa at a mean distance of 0.89 AU (orbital position (IV), 133 million km) and has an orbital period of 171 days. It has a luminosity of 0.00152 Sols, a mass of 0.093 Sols, and a diameter of 127,000 km. It retains (I) a sparse stony planetoid belt, and (II) a vacuum worldlet. The worldlet retains a satellite. The Is'shka subsystem lies entirely within Kh'isaa's inner system.

Ish Subsystem[edit]

The far companion is Ish, a magenta-coloured L-type brown dwarf lying approximately 1700 AU from Kh'isaa. It is not luminous, it has a mass of 0.062 Sols and a diameter of 60,000 km. (I) a dense icy planetoid belt, and (II) a trace atmosphere worldlet form the outer system. The worldlet retains a satellite.

Mainworld Data[edit]

(VII) K'shek[edit]

(VII) K'shek is designated the mainworld. It orbits Kh'isaa at a mean distance of 9.72 AU (1.45 billion km), within the habitable zone. It has an orbital period of 16 years 325 days and a rotation period of 26.5 hours. The axial tilt is 18 degrees. K'shek has a diameter of 11,365 km, a density of 5.24 g/cm³, and a surface gravity of 0.85 G. The world is geologically very active. Its atmosphere is rated as Dense, Tainted, with a mean surface pressure of 1.79 bar and a composition of 72% nitrogen (N2), 27% oxygen (O2), and 1% argon (Ar), water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), ozone (O3), neon (Ne) and other trace gases. The taint is caused by the high percentage of atmospheric oxygen. Approximately 67% of the surface is covered in oceans of liquid water: average tidal ranges exceed 0.3m. Mean surface temperature: 29°C. The climate is rated as Temperate-Warm and experiences minor seasonal changes during the local year. The atmosphere is active and powerful weather systems driven by the star and the oceans sweep across the globe.


K'shek retains two natural satellites, a cratered vacuum worldlet named Chaa and a trace atmosphere ice-capped worldlet named Ik'sch:

(VIIa) Chaa (UWP Y100000-0, orbiting at 9 Diameters/100,000 km)
(VIIb) Ik'sch (UWP Y311000-0, orbiting at 45 Diameters/510,000 km)

Mainworld Geography and Topography[edit]

Total surface area: 406 million km², Water surface area: 272 million km², Land surface area: 134 million km².

  • Breathing K'shek's atmosphere without suitable filtration equipment will cause oxygen narcosis and oxygen toxicity. Symptoms include sensations of euphoria and nausea, seizures, bouts of physical rigidity followed by convulsions and unconsciousness. Prolongued exposure causes acute breathing difficulties, damage to the lungs and the heart, and death.

Native Lifeforms[edit]

Kh'isaa-Kshek System[edit]

K'shek, the mainworld, has extensive, abundant native life, with complex organisms inhabiting every ecological niche. Their metabolic functions drive the process of atmospheric renewal.

No other world in the subsystem is known to have native life.

Is'shka Subsystem[edit]

No world in the subsystem is known to have native life.

Ish Subsystem[edit]

No native life is known to exist within the subsystem.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

This system is controlled by the Shikh'aa Faction of the Sath Alliance.

World starport[edit]

K'shek has a poor quality starport.

  • A Class-D Starport Facility has minimal if any shipyards and can only perform extremely limited repair work.
  • This facility has many skilled personnel who can perform minor repair work.
  • This facility has refueling infrastructure and limited refining capabilities. One may purchase unrefined fuel here.
  • Starports of this class very rarely have both a Lowport and a Highport.

World technology level[edit]

K'shek possesses a Technology Level of TL–4.

  • Common Communication technologies for this TL include: Telephone and telegraphs, widespread printing.
  • Common Power Generation technologies for this TL include: Early electricity, hydrocarbon internal combustion.
  • Common Transportation technologies for this TL include:
    • Land: Trains and early automobiles.
    • Water: Clippers and steam ships.
    • Air: Dirigibles, balloons, very basic rockets.

World government[edit]

K'shek has a Balkanized government.

  • No central ruling authority exists. Rival governments compete for control.
  • The typical power source of this government is a Balkanization.
  • The typical power structure of this government is a Confederation (Anarchy).

Different minor Factions, all nominally loyal to the Shikh'aa Faction, control nation-territories.

World military[edit]

No information yet available.

World economy[edit]

No information yet available.

Trade data[edit]

No information yet available.

World demographics[edit]

Population: 800,000,000

World culture[edit]

  • Homogeneity: B (Discordant)
  • Acceptance: 6 (Aloof). With regard to humans, their Acceptance is 2 (Very xenophobic)
  • Strangeness: 5
  • Symbols: 1

Historical data[edit]

No information yet available.

World timeline[edit]

No information yet available.

UWP listing[edit]

No information yet available.

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